Archive for August, 2012

Elaine’s #18 – Monochrome in Prussian Blue.

August 21, 2012

 

I’m afraid my scanner cropped off part of this painting on both sides, I did this on 11 x 15 size and my scanner bed is max 8 1/2 x 11 (standard copy paper size)… so it looks a bit odd. What I liked on this was the sparkle I got using dry brush on the water… and I liked the clouds (hard to see on the scan so trust me the clouds are good) I’m not happy with the house across the water, looks odd, and I do not like the dolphin reflections… they are too dark and not broken enough as they would be on wind blown water. You can’t see it due to the cropping, but I was not happy with my attempts to add the overhanging tree branches… doesn’t really look like anything. All in all it was an interesting exercise that I enjoyed doing.

Oh My! It ha been an awfully long time…….

August 18, 2012

My case of internet avoidance seems to have gotten worse – I see that it’s been over a year since I posted here.  I do paint, and have been participating in online workshops with Richard Robinson this year, where I’ve learned a lot and had many ups and downs.  In the beginning, mostly downs as I measured myself against some of the fine painters on his site. I have gained in confidence though.

Here are some of the paintings which are randomly on my desktop right now.  One of the problems with not blogging for a while is the work involved in catching up – but I will try!